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Monday’s Headlines Are On a Highway to Hell

Literally. As the world burns, states are taking federal infrastructure dollars earmarked for climate change and using them to build roads instead.

  • Thirty-eight states have siphoned off a total of $755 million for climate change under the federal infrastructure package and are spending it on highway construction instead. (Washington Post)
  • The New York Times wrote about the dangers of e-bikes, but most of the crashes it describes involved young cyclists getting hit by cars on busy roads.
  • A fired Tesla employee is blowing the whistle on the company's dangerous "full self-driving" mode. (Jalopnik)
  • Run-down stations, filthy motels and camaraderie among passengers: A Guardian writer traverses the U.S. via Greyhound.
  • As D.C. Metro GM Randy Clarke enters his second year, he's turning his attention from a train-car shortage and a derailment probe to a looming $750 million shortfall and potential service cuts. (Post)
  • Georgia legislators are reluctant to let the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority mount cameras on buses to enforce its new bus only-lanes. (AJC)
  • Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has again changed his mind on a location for a planned Denny Triangle light rail station. (The Urbanist)
  • Milwaukee County approved a sales tax hike, part of which will go toward transit. (Wis Politics)
  • Crashes took a nosedive after Madison started its Vision Zero program three years ago, but traffic deaths have risen. (Wisconsin State Journal)
  • Uber settled with a San Francisco cyclist who said he was doored by one of its drivers. (Bloomberg)
  • Charlotte is reopening East Independence Boulevard bus lanes that have been closed for construction since 2017. (WCNC)
  • Elderly and disabled residents of L.A.'s Palms neighborhood say the sidewalks are so bad they're forced to drive one block to doctor's appointments. (CBS News)
  • Boston's Bluebikes bike-share is adding new stations. (Globe)
  • Fresno is adding protected bike lanes on Palm and Belmont avenues. (Bee)
  • California parking scofflaws, rejoice: A California court ruled that San Francisco can't tow your car for unpaid tickets. (CBS News)
  • A Toronto driver just abandoned his car in the middle of a streetcar lane. (blogTO)

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